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May
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answered What are some practical things we can do to bring Moshiach?
May
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comment Why doesn't Chabad read Ruth on Shavuot?
@ShmuelBrin true.
May
30
comment Why doesn't Chabad read Ruth on Shavuot?
@ShmuelBrin thanks, interesting... any insight as to why you don't insert Yetziv Pisgom in the haftorah second day? Same reason?
May
30
comment Why doesn't Chabad read Ruth on Shavuot?
You could ask too why they omit Akdamus, even though it's in their siddur.
May
30
comment Buying products from store that sells avodah zarah?
And even if you would say that it wasn't being sold for a'z, many grocery stores sell candles with images of minor deities on them for catholics.
May
29
comment Where in Tanach is Shavuot associated with Matan Torah?
@DoubleAA I hadn't considered that perspective - I assumed (obviously erroneously) that looking exclusively for a source in Tanach was inherently rejecting the validity of Gemara.
May
29
comment Where in Tanach is Shavuot associated with Matan Torah?
@DoubleAA I know but I don't understand how it makes sense within the framework of Jewish tradition to only ask for one kind of source. It would be lhavdil as if I asked a question on the English stackexchange and said "OED sourced only, please". The OED is very good but it's not the only source of English language and usage.
May
29
comment Why do we count years from the date of Creation?
@SethJ got it - I knew the premise, but it's interesting, and maybe it's an answer to the question - the creation of the world is just the most basic and obvious starting point.
May
29
comment Why do we count years from the date of Creation?
@SethJ I confess I don't know the Kuzari well enough to make the connection.
May
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comment Where in Tanach is Shavuot associated with Matan Torah?
@Naftali look at the bottom of Shabbos 86b. Matan Torah was on Shavuos.
May
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comment Why do we count years from the date of Creation?
@SethJ that would be an interesting question - why we count from the first man instead of the first Jew.
May
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comment Why do we count years from the date of Creation?
How will answers to this question differ substantially from the one to which you linked?
May
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comment Where in Tanach is Shavuot associated with Matan Torah?
@Naftali why is a source in Na"Ch stronger than Gemara?
May
23
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
@DoubleAA for sure - I was just trying to get across that this forum might not be able to give Walrus the best answer possible.
May
22
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
@WalrustheCat I don't know if use by the yeshiva world necessarily means better, especially depending on one's goals in learning, but in my experience Jastrow is by far the most utilized academic resource.
May
22
comment What possible Kashrus concerns may exist with these vitamins?
A source for that would be invaluable. It seems that R' Feinstein z'l required as significant a body as the USDA to ensure manufacturer honesty.
May
22
comment What possible Kashrus concerns may exist with these vitamins?
@GershonGold what is the basis for relying on the manufacturer?
May
22
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
@WalrustheCat for the record, I'm not sure to what extent either of these resources are used by traditional Jews. I was under the impression that they were mainly used for academic and secular studies, and by adherents of other religions. I could be wrong.
May
22
comment Do you have the right to burn your own books?
It seems implicit that at least the Kotzker felt it was right to do so, and obviously the Chidushei HaRim and Rebbe Nachman zchusam yagen alenu felt it was permitted.
May
22
comment Contemporary rabbinic views on social pressure to get people to do Mitzvoth
Although objectively it is true that one should be mekarev very carefully so as to not push away, what is the support for saying "to each their own" about a mitzva? Incidentally, would it have been different if the co-traveler had been your good friend?